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  1. Detroit Balsa Bugs 10th Annual Brodersen FAI Challenge
  2. Help Requests
  3. F1E Swiss Championship 2022

Detroit Balsa Bugs
10th Annual Brodersen FAI Challenge
August 27th &  August 28th , 2022
AMA Field – Muncie, Indiana
America’s Cup

Saturday, August 27th, 2022
F1A, F1B, F1C/F1P, F1Q – (JSO Combined)
7 1 ½ hour rounds, ½ hr. overlap starting at 8:00 a.m.
3 min. max., weather permitting

Sunday, August 28th, 2022
F1G – (Junior) (Senior Open)
F1H/F1J, F1S – (JSO Combined)
51 hour rounds, no overlap starting at 8:30 a.m.
2 min. max., weather permitting.
The first round will have a ½ hour launch window beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Unlimited flight, to the ground.   If you max out, the first round time over 2 minutes will be counted.

Entry Fees:

  • $20.00 for Large FAI events, $10.00 for Small.
  • Junior flat entry fee of $5.00 includes one or all events.
  • $25.00 max covers all events.
  • Valid AMA License required.
  • Glassware awarded to third in F1B and F1G.  All other events, glassware for first and certificates for second and third place.  Scored as all separate events for America’s Cup points.
  • F1C/F1P and F1H/F1J are combined for Glassware award.  ( High time is awarded Glassware)


  • All official flights must be made between 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.  FAI flyoffs will start as soon as practicable.  All persons in the flyoff MUST provide timers for pool in order to fly.
  • Scores must be posted after each flight.  Flights not posted will be voided.
  • F1C flyers are to provide their own fuel.
  • FAI Events run per CIAM and America’s Cup Rules.
  • Max flights may be adjusted so as to minimize off-site landings.

Contest Management:
Greg Simon, 4228 Hough Road, Dryden, MI  48428 – 248-396-2743


Help Requests

From time to time we get requests to send help, usually money to fellow flyers who are in  difficulty in some other part of the world.  At the moment most of these people are Ukraine but there are other places too. We can’t publish those requests, this is not because we are not sympathetic to the cause but publishing the request implies that we have checked out all the details and it is genuine.   In addition we cannot make a judgement on which request is the most urgent or needy as all circumstances are different.  If you have friends there  we suggest that you ask them if they need help or can suggest a way to help.  And you can share that information with your personal friends.

F1E Swiss Championship 2022

The F1E Swiss Championship 2022 was flown in strong Fohn wind in Wikartswil Sunday last. Herewith a link to the site:

Schweizermeisterschaft F1E
And detailed results.
I wish you all the best, in good flying and in Free Flight.
Kind regards,
William Damerell.